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Zalando

15 Feb

As a self-proclaimed online shopping addict, I’m always more than happy to find out about new shopping sites other than the ones I have already bookmarked on my computer. It is almost therapeutic to go through clothes that you end up not buying but just to envision the “what if I were to buy this, how would I wear it” in your head.

No it’s not a syndrome, we all do it. Well at least I don’t think I’m the only one?

Just recently Zalando has made its way to the UK, offering a wide selection of brands from all over the world for their customers. I was told that Zalando has already made its mark in a number of countries such as Germany, Italy, Holland and France. As off now, they are only available in some countries in the Europe but hopefully in the future they will make their way to Asia maybe? I will eventually return to Malaysia for good so I would be thrilled to know if some online shops would ship to my side of the globe.

Based on experience, Zalando’s shipping service is impeccable. Within 2 days of order, I received their big white and orange box at my doorstep. They offer free shipping and return, which is always good news to those who wants to give it a try.

I received two things;

Burts Bees Tinted Lip Balm in Hibiscus

I adore this lip balm, it has become a favourite in my make-up bag. It is very moisturising and the colour Hibiscus is such a nice rosy pink colour on the lips. It is highly pigmented for a lip balm but not pigmented enough to be a lipstick, which is ideal.

Vero Moda Celina Mini Dress

Two things that attract me to this; colour-blocking and Celine clutch inspired. This dress describes everything I currently love about the trend now, electric blue and the way the colour is paired it reminded me so much of this Celine clutch;

image source: http://www.miriscastle.com

Some items I’m coveting over on the Zalando site;

Vero Moda Wonder Colour Jeans in Blue

I love anything electric blue and this jeans is such a transitional piece from winter to spring. The styling on their site for this is so spot-on, the jeans looks nice paired with a floral blouse and nude pumps.

Missoni Ballet Pumps

Who doesnt love a bit of Missoni print in their wardrobe. This Italian brand really knows how to sum up everything about summer in a footwear. This ballet pumps is so cute and fun!

Have a look on Zalando, you might be tempted to purchase a few items!

I will be bookmarking their website, that’s for sure!

*this is a sponsored post*

Wall Me Up

16 Aug

About a month ago a company contacted me about possibly doing a review on their products, something that they thought my readers would like. I was very flattered to be offered this. It took awhile before I could reply, mainly because I had a think about the offer and also because I was so busy with other things (moving,grad etc)

I finally said yes and they offered to send me a gift which also serves as the product I was supposed to be reviewing.

Just to clear the air, I know this is somewhat of a sponsored post, although my reviews and opinions are not in any way influenced by the gesture of the company sending me a gift. I believe in giving my honest opinion about any product whether it was purchased or given.

So I received this package within two days of accepting the offer, if that is not good service I dont know what is. The postman turned up at my door with this HUGE package at like 10.00am on a Saturday morning, which was not my best morning moment may I add. I’m not a morning person, especially not good at answering the door in my PJs, messed up hair and squinted eyes! Not a good look.

Prior to getting this canvas print, I was asked to provide a picture I would like to be printed on the canvas and I thought it would be nice to have my jewellery collection pieces collaged and blown up, so that I could put it up on the wall near my work table. Almost like a present to myself to recognize the line I have created.

So this was the picture I sent over and…..Voila!

(the plastic packaging is still intact)

Overall, I think the picture is spot-on! It is not stretched out and the picture itself is vibrant. But as I look closely towards the left of the picture, it has this shadow cast over the details of the chains. I cant explain it but it is very minor and possibly won’t have the same effect over a standard potrait picture. The nature of my picture is very detail oriented to the texture of the chain so if you’re looking to have a similar style of picture printed out, it is good to bear in mind these things.Potrait pictures are not so detailed oriented that it wouldn’t have the same effect as what I am seeing.

Either way, once it is hung up, those things are not at all visible. All you get is a nice picture and I am very much in love with this printing.

If you’re looking into personalising anything from mugs to pillow to even a jewellery box! have a look at their website BagsOfLove as they do a lot more than just canvas printing. You can even have your own bespoke pillow case! Not everyone wants their picture on a pillow, I know but think outside of the box here….if you see a picture of Eiffel Tower or you personally took it yourself on a holiday and thought it would be a great print on a duvet cover, then this is your chance to do that! (yes they do duvet covers too!)

Hope that would help you in your next gift idea!

Have a great week!